North Brookfield Cultural Council Seeks Grant Proposals

Date: September 22, 2019
Contact: Eva Brown, Member, North Brookfield Cultural Council 
Email: eva.dave.brown@gmail.com

North Brookfield Cultural Council Seeks Grant Proposals

Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs are due October 15. The North Brookfield Cultural Council (NBCC) has set an October 15 deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. According to NBCC chair Laura Dusty, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in North Brookfield, including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops, and lectures.

This year the North Brookfield Cultural Council will distribute $5700 in grants. Previously funded projects include Theatre Guild of North Brookfield, Family Fun Day by Friends of NB Playground, Friends of NB Town House media presentation, St. Joseph's Family Fair, Sundays at Wendemuth Meadow, Ed the Wizard, and Ukulele Workshop, and more. The Council looks forward to considering and choosing this year’s worthy proposals.

The NB Cultural Council’s webpage at www.mass-culture.org/North-Brookfield outlines the following priorities: “The North Brookfield Cultural Council prioritizes those proposals that have the greatest impact on the community. We prioritize proposals that serve specific audiences as well as those that work to bring together diverse groups. School programs, senior programs, library programs and local organizations are priorities and should demonstrate the backing of the appropriate authorities. In order to maximize the funds, the council may partially fund a proposal.” For more details and funding guidelines, visit the webpage.

This year applicants must apply electronically online at www.mass-culture.org/North-Brookfield. If you do not have a computer, please visit the Haston Free Public Library or your local library for assistance, or call Laura Dusty at dustyl@lpsma.net if you need to make other arrangements.  The deadline for submitting applications is October 15, 2019.

The North Brookfield Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

For specific guidelines and complete information on the North Brookfield Cultural Council, visit www.mass-culture.org/North-Brookfield or contact Laura Dusty at dustyl@lpsma.net. Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at www.mass-culture.org/lcc_public.asp.

The NBCC is presently seeking new members.  Volunteers meet several times a year to distribute funds in support of programs that enhance our community.  Anyone interested in serving is invited to complete a volunteer application form or contact Laura Dusty at dustyl@lpsma.net.